UPDATED: Admiral Allen to testify on Coast Guard budget

Tomorrow morning, Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, will testify about the service’s fiscal year 2011 (FY2011) budget request before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The Commandant will be joined by Master Chief Petty Officer […]

itCG – Veterans Day, mystery spill solved, terrorism drill, greatest generation

This afternoon, the Commandant and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard will be joined by DHS Secretary Napolitano for the annual wreath laying ceremony honoring former Guardians at the Coast Guard Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony […]

itCG – bracing for Ida, 2 rescued from oil rig, cruise ship medevac, Veterans Day

[youtube BrOQEWUjAhk] As the southeast braces for Tropical Storm Ida, the Coast Guard has closed ports from Mississippi to Florida. By establishing Port Condition Zulu, Guardians have closed ports to all vessel traffic and have begun positioning personnel aircraft and […]